The Maidan videos were intended to be Instagram vignettes of my experiences as a photographer, an intimate look at how I see the world. They show how I saw the men of Maidan: 6cm x 6cm, through the camera’s frosted ground glass, their reflections reversed by the mirror, moving and speaking to me, with the sounds of the revolution all around us. These images break the rules, showing what traditional photojournalism does not have space for: the photographer’s voice and interaction with subjects.
– Anastasia Taylor-Lind from Sharing the Viewfinder: Instagram as a Medium for Documentary Photography (my emphasis)
This is worth more consideration, because Taylor-Lind is really experimenting with form and engagement in ways that expand the social and relation aspects of traditional photojournalism. This quote struck me as immediately apt for the still-held position of invisibilised photojournalist: “These images break the rules, showing what traditional photojournalism does not have space for: the photographer’s voice and interaction with subjects.”